Remembrance Day is observed by Commonwealth Nations, including Canada, on November 11th. In Canada, many people will wear a red poppy in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day and observe a moment of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to commemorate those who have died in war. The red poppy was inspired by the poem written by Canadian medical officer Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae called “In Flanders Fields”, which is often recited on Remembrance Day.

In Calgary, there are a number of options for those who want pay their respects:

Field of Crosses Memorial Project Official Remembrance Day Ceremony

Where: Memorial Drive between 3 Street NW and Centre Street.

When: 10:20 a.m.

 

Jubilee Auditorium

Where: 1415 14 Ave NW

When: 10:30 a.m., doors open 9:30 a.m.

 

Central Memorial Park

Where: 1221 2 Street SW

When: 10:30 a.m.

 

Military Museums

Where: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW

When: 10:30 a.m.

 

YYC Calgary International Airport

Where: 2000 Airport Road NE, Departures Level in Domestic Terminal

When: 10:45 a.m.

 

Battalion Park

Where: 3001 Signal Hill Drive SW

When: 10:30 a.m.

 

Hanger Flight Museum

Where: 4629 McCall Way NE

When: 10:30 a.m.

 

Kerby Centre

Where: 1133-7 Ave SW

When: 10:50 a.m., doors open 10:30 a.m.

 

Canadian Pacific Remembrance Day Ceremony

Where: 7550 Ogden Dale Road SE

When: 10:40 a.m.

 

Fort Calgary

Where: 750 9 Ave SE

When: 10:30 a.m.

 

Burnsland Cemetery

Where: 27 Avenue and Spiller Road SE

When: 2:00 p.m.